Bicycle Face and SoLow Promos

Today’s podcast features the SoLow production, “Bicycle Face”. Melissa Amilani had the opportunity to sit down with the team behind this piece and explore its origins. This episode also features promo spots signified by the tuning in of a radio. These promos spots feature “Human & Autisman” by John Cherney and “The Dirty Word Club” by Michelle Pauls. These are just a  few of the many productions featured in the 2015 SoLow Festival. Stay Tuned!

ABOUT BICYCLE FACE

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“THE UNCONSCIOUS EFFORT TO MAINTAIN ONE’S BALANCE TENDS TO PRODUCE A WEARIED AND EXHAUSTED ‘BICYCLE FACE’” – Literary Digest, 1895

Set in Philadelphia and framed by a feminist theory class taught in the year 2125, Bicycle Face tells the interconnected stories of three fictional women, separated by a century each, navigating the changing landscape of feminism, censorship and cycling.

Come check out Hannah Van Sciver’s solo show, running for five performances from June 19-21st. Seating is limited! Reserve a spot at: http://www.hannahvansciver.com/bicycle-face.html

HUMAN & AUTISMAN                             First, behavioral therapist John Cherney tells a story of working alongside autism, aggression, and isolation. Half personal, half theoretical. Human & Autisman stands right between the idea that we’re all competing, and that we’re all one. Human & Autisman

 

 

The Dirty Word Club

THE DIRTY WORD CLUB by Michelle Pauls
What are your weird impulses? Mines have to do with secret clubs, driving off bridges and alien kidnappings, and maybe some Ukrainian throat singing and hula-hooping thrown in for good measure. A SoLow show for anyone who’s ever been weird.

In my first solo endeavor, I explore some episodes of weirdness in my life: starting the Dirty Word Club in 3rd Grade, smoking something wacky for the first time, heavy petting with Sister Regina in Middle School. The Dirty Word Club

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT ALL SoLow Productions:

http://solowfest.com

Women tell “Dirty Joke” too!

Today’s podcast features Jennifer Blaine and director Vashti DuBois. Their production “DIRTY JOKE” opens in the FRINGE and is the culmination of 17 years of character development. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT DIRTY JOKE

“Dirty Joke” centers on one of Jennifer’s most popular characters: Ruth, an elderly Jewish woman with a penchant for off-color humor. Ruth sings, dances, tells jokes, and makes light out of the dark moment in which she finds herself — struggling to hold onto her apartment. As Ruth convenes the first live “Superwoman Conference” (which includes 1 man), Jennifer portrays 8 real-life changemakers who have made a significant impact on our world.

Inspired by one of Jennifer’s relatives, the character of Ruth challenges the audience’s expectations of what an elderly person will say or do. Although she is deeply attached to her home and her intention to keep it, she willingly enters into other character’s worlds and worldviews. Ruth provides the throughline of comic relief because, as Jennifer explains, “Laughter is a gateway to talking and thinking about larger social justice issues.”

FOR TICKETS:
http://fringearts.ticketleap.com/dirty-joke/

INFORMATION:
http://jenniferblaine.com